Stoddart cleared for Leinster clash
October 18, 2012
Scarlets' winger Morgan Stoddart has escaped further punishment following his sending off last weekend © Getty Images
Scarlets' winger Morgan Stoddart has escaped further punishment following his sending off against Clermont Auvergne last weekend.
The Wales international was shown an automatic red card by Irish referee Peter Fitzgibbon after receiving two yellows during his side's 49-16 defeat at the hands of their French rivals at the Stade Marcel Michelin.
European Rugby Cup independent judicial officer Anthony Davies, who considered the matter by means of written submissions, has decided the red card was sufficient punishment, and declined to impose a further sanction.
Davies concluded that neither yellow card offence involved foul play directed at an opponent and that no additional action was necessary. It means that Stoddart is available for the Scarlets' next Heineken Cup appointment at home to holders Leinster on Saturday.
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